Medical Billing and Coding

  • Medical billing photo illustration

This course is designed to educate the health care team member with the mechanics of submission of electronic/paper insurance claim forms and current industry coding for medical office treatments and procedures. Content covered is ICD 10, HCPCS, and Medical Coding.

Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in HEA 103 Medical Terminology and/or BIO 150 Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Graduates from this program are very much in demand.

Successful completers of the Medical Coding Certificate Program will be prepared to take the CPC Certification Exam.

6 Credit Hour course, textbooks are included in the course cost.

You Will Learn

  • To work as a member of a health care team within scope of practice

  • Perform within legal and ethical boundaries

  • Recognize patient’s rights and the legal implications of working in health care

  • Recognize professional credentialing criteria

  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal/state health care legislation and regulations

  • To document appropriately and to respond to issues of confidentiality

  • Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance

  • An overview of ICD-10-CM

  • ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

Careers

  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices

  • Long-term care

  • Nursing homes

  • Home health care

Information

  • Contact the Health Occupations Specialist with any questions, or admission requirement information.

    Bekki Ringle

    785-309-3102

    bekki.ringle@salinatech.edu

Faculty

Hillary Bretz earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management from Hutchinson Community College and has certifications as a Certified Coding Specialist and Registered Health Information Technician. 

Mrs. Bretz has experience as a Patient Care Technician, healthcare data analyst, and coding experience in several different areas of outpatient coding.  She joined the Salina Tech Allied Health program in 2019 as an adjunct instructor.

hillary.bretz@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3100

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